Class of 1956 reunites


The 1956 graduates of Elkin High School celebrated their 60th year reunion on June 11 at the Fairfield-Marriott in Elkin. Twenty-28 classmates, two teachers and 11 guests attended. Classmates and teachers attending are, front row, from left, Clara Tucker Bayliff, Melvin Thompson, Carolyn Lipe Comer (teacher), Phillip Royal, Henry Jackson, Bob Yarbrough (coach and teacher), Deanna Stuart Cockerham, Betty Ann Parker Williams, Frank Williams, Louise Laxton Cockerham, Pat Cass Hall, and Ruby Tucker Holcomb; back row, Carrie Bet Smoot Gilliam, Melinda Helton Dufford, Steve Long, Rita Caudle Toivonen, Kenis (K.M.) Carter, Betsy Ashby Smith, Emmalee Holbrook Cheek, Mackie Cockerham, Helen Graham Yarboro, Dixie Draughn England, Linda Walker Hanks, Pat Harris Wiles, Ted Mastin, Donald White, John Beale, Bill Bruce, Charles Walters and Tommy Holcomb.


Photo courtesy of Foley Norman

The 1956 graduates of Elkin High School celebrated their 60th year reunion on June 11 at the Fairfield-Marriott in Elkin. Twenty-28 classmates, two teachers and 11 guests attended. Classmates and teachers attending are, front row, from left, Clara Tucker Bayliff, Melvin Thompson, Carolyn Lipe Comer (teacher), Phillip Royal, Henry Jackson, Bob Yarbrough (coach and teacher), Deanna Stuart Cockerham, Betty Ann Parker Williams, Frank Williams, Louise Laxton Cockerham, Pat Cass Hall, and Ruby Tucker Holcomb; back row, Carrie Bet Smoot Gilliam, Melinda Helton Dufford, Steve Long, Rita Caudle Toivonen, Kenis (K.M.) Carter, Betsy Ashby Smith, Emmalee Holbrook Cheek, Mackie Cockerham, Helen Graham Yarboro, Dixie Draughn England, Linda Walker Hanks, Pat Harris Wiles, Ted Mastin, Donald White, John Beale, Bill Bruce, Charles Walters and Tommy Holcomb.

The 1956 graduates of Elkin High School celebrated their 60th year reunion on June 11 at the Fairfield-Marriott in Elkin. Twenty-28 classmates, two teachers and 11 guests attended. Classmates and teachers attending are, front row, from left, Clara Tucker Bayliff, Melvin Thompson, Carolyn Lipe Comer (teacher), Phillip Royal, Henry Jackson, Bob Yarbrough (coach and teacher), Deanna Stuart Cockerham, Betty Ann Parker Williams, Frank Williams, Louise Laxton Cockerham, Pat Cass Hall, and Ruby Tucker Holcomb; back row, Carrie Bet Smoot Gilliam, Melinda Helton Dufford, Steve Long, Rita Caudle Toivonen, Kenis (K.M.) Carter, Betsy Ashby Smith, Emmalee Holbrook Cheek, Mackie Cockerham, Helen Graham Yarboro, Dixie Draughn England, Linda Walker Hanks, Pat Harris Wiles, Ted Mastin, Donald White, John Beale, Bill Bruce, Charles Walters and Tommy Holcomb.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Elkin-Class-of1956.jpgThe 1956 graduates of Elkin High School celebrated their 60th year reunion on June 11 at the Fairfield-Marriott in Elkin. Twenty-28 classmates, two teachers and 11 guests attended. Classmates and teachers attending are, front row, from left, Clara Tucker Bayliff, Melvin Thompson, Carolyn Lipe Comer (teacher), Phillip Royal, Henry Jackson, Bob Yarbrough (coach and teacher), Deanna Stuart Cockerham, Betty Ann Parker Williams, Frank Williams, Louise Laxton Cockerham, Pat Cass Hall, and Ruby Tucker Holcomb; back row, Carrie Bet Smoot Gilliam, Melinda Helton Dufford, Steve Long, Rita Caudle Toivonen, Kenis (K.M.) Carter, Betsy Ashby Smith, Emmalee Holbrook Cheek, Mackie Cockerham, Helen Graham Yarboro, Dixie Draughn England, Linda Walker Hanks, Pat Harris Wiles, Ted Mastin, Donald White, John Beale, Bill Bruce, Charles Walters and Tommy Holcomb. Photo courtesy of Foley Norman
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